Our Mission

The Native Plant Society of New Mexico (NPSNM) is a non-profit organization that strives to educate the public about native plants by promoting knowledge of plant identification, ecology, and uses; fostering plant conservation and the preservation of natural habitats; supporting botanical research; and encouraging the appropriate use of native plants to conserve water, land, and wildlife. 

Our 2021 Annual NPSNM State Conference Set for Alamogordo

         (Theme: People and Native Plants,      A Journey through Time)

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  • Fall 2018 Student Grants in Botany

    The Otero Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico supports projects involved with the native plants of our state through a grant to university students in the botanical or natural resources fields at New Mexico State University and New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology.  This year we have $2,000 available and the […]

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  • The Great Santa Fe Seed Ball Throw 8/19/2017

    TWO MEETING LOCATIONS. CHOOSE THE ONE CLOSEST OR THAT IS MOST PREFERABLE TO YOU! The Native Plant Society has put on a series of workshops on making seed balls / seed bombs as an effort to educate on Native Plants, as well as a restoration effort to increase Native Seed populations in the Santa Fe […]

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  • August 19 is Native Plant Day

    Governor Susana Martinez has declared August 19 to be Native Plant Day throughout the state of New Mexico.  The Santa Fe Chapter of NPSNM will be celebrating with a seed ball throw.  Stay tuned for details!

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  • Volunteers Needed for Butterfly Project

    The Natural Resource Institute and the Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office seek volunteers to assist in field studies regarding one of New Mexico’s rarest butterflies: the “Anasazi” race of Yuma Skipper (Ochlodes yuma anasazi). Please read on to see if this project is for you . . . WHAT? We need volunteers who […]

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